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Foreword 3
What is the ‘circular economy’? 6
Transitioning to a circular city: Defining a vision 10
Opportunities for the circular economy in cities 12
Barriers to embracing the circular economy in cities 19
Making the circular economy a reality for cities 20
Conclusion 23
References 24

Sociocracy as a model of governance in Circular City

Sociocracy, also known as dynamic governance, is a system of governance which seeks to achieve solutions that create harmonious social environments as well as productive organizations and businesses. It is distinguished by the use of consent rather than majority voting in decision-making, and decision-making after discussion by people who know each other.
The Sociocratic Circle-Organization Method (SCM) was developed in the Netherlands by electrical engineer and entrepreneur Gerard Endenburg and is based on the work of peace activists and educators Betty Cadbury and Kees Boeke and is a recent instantiation of the approach. 

Scientific Assessment Report: Antonio Donato Nobre


Introduction – Forest technology is irreplaceable 9
1) Forests generate a friendly climate: five mysteries clarified 11
1.1) Recycling of moisture: forest geysers 11
1.2) Cloud nucleation: the pixie dust over the green ocean 14
1.3) Biotic moisture pump: donate water to receive rain 15
1.4) Aerial rivers: fresh water through airborne arteries 17
1.5) Wrinkled canopy: wind-break 19
2) Deforestation leads to an inhospitable climate: without trees, the sun cannot be blocked 20
2.1) Virtual deforestation: simulating the annihilation of trees 20
2.2) Real deforestation: eagle eyes in space 22
3) The Achilles’ heel of Amazonia: the invincible hero falls 25
3.1) Point of no return: the misstep into the abyss 25
3.2) Savannization and desertification: extensive or unthinkable damage? 26
4) The future climate of Amazonia: it has already arrived 28
4.1) Climate reciprocity: cumulative deforestation demands immediate payment 29
4.2) Order of urgency: better late than never 30
5) Forests of opportunities: five steps towards climate recovery 32
5.1) Popularize forest science: knowledge is power 32
5.2) Zero deforestation: start yesterday 32
5.3) Put an end to fires, smoke and soot: call the fire department! 33
5.4) Recover deforestation liability: the phoenix rises from the ashes 33
5.5) Governments and society need to wake up: reality shock 34

The Earth may be entering its sixth mass extinction: an era in which the planet's environments change so much that most animal and plant species die out. Humans will cause so many mammal species to go extinct in the next 50 years that the planet's evolutionary diversity won't recover for 3 to 5 million years. [WEF]



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